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Swollen lymph node at right side of my neck, but left side seems ok. Why the difference?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Fight local infectio

Lymph nodes enlarge in response to inflammation in the area from which their drainage occurs.
If you have an infected gum or tooth, have a one-sided tonsillar infection, or other similar conditions, this may be the explanation. If the node continues to enlarge, changes character (becomes hard, fixed, tender, warm to touch, etc.), or fails to resolve in time, have it examined by a doctor.

In brief: Fight local infectio

Lymph nodes enlarge in response to inflammation in the area from which their drainage occurs.
If you have an infected gum or tooth, have a one-sided tonsillar infection, or other similar conditions, this may be the explanation. If the node continues to enlarge, changes character (becomes hard, fixed, tender, warm to touch, etc.), or fails to resolve in time, have it examined by a doctor.
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